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Posted 06 November 2019 - 09:07 AM

They've discovered a physical boundary between the space we live in and interstellar space. They're calling it the heliopause. The data is coming from Voyager 2 which was launched in 1977 and is still functioning!

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NASA scientists behind the Voyager mission are on the brink of something huge – literally. Recent findings from the Voyager 2 probe confirm there is a distinct – albeit mysterious – boundary known as the heliopause between the local space we are in and interstellar space.

Spacecraft Voyager 2 joined its sister craft Voyager 1 on November 5, 2018, when it passed through the interstellar medium. It’s only now that researchers are learning about the space environment the craft is currently moving through.

“This is a watershed moment in our exploration of space: we have for the first time left the confines of ‘home’ and are taking our very first tentative steps into the interstellar space – the Milky Way galaxy of which we are a part,” explained NASA astrophysicist Jeffrey Hayes to IFLScience. “That’s an amazing distance to come in only 62 years, since the launch of the first satellite. Who knows what the next 62 will bring?”

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 07:29 PM

How is this new news? Yes Voyager 2 just crossed, but they have been talking about the heliopause for some time now, at least since Voyager 1 crossed and I remember hearing of speculation of it for longer.
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“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

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Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

— H.L. Mencken
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Second inaugural address January, 1937

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 02:44 PM

Our modern world is destroying our hearing.

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Writer David Owen describes our current age as a "deafening" one, and in his new book, Volume Control, he explains how the loud noises we live with are harming our ears.

"When we talk about age-related hearing loss, the assumption is that this is something that happens to old people," Owen says. "It is something that happens to old people — but it's something that's caused by things that we do when we're young."

Owen warns that even small household appliances like food processors and hair dryers can generate noise at levels that lead to permanent damage. He notes that people who live in places without significant background noises tend to experience less hearing loss.

"There have been a couple of studies done with populations of indigenous people who live in places where there is very little background noise and elderly people in those populations tend to hear as well as infants do," he says.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

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""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 10:32 AM

A UI designer used nothing but web elements to "paint" this picture. It apparently renders differently on different browsers. People at work pulled it up on a number of browsers and devices. Apparently IE11 was pretty hideous.

You'll have to click. I can't put up an image because it's rendered on the fly.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 04:28 PM

Looks very, ver slightly better in Edge. At least it shows the lace collar.
“Trump’s a stupid man’s idea of a smart person, a poor man’s idea of a rich person & a weak man’s idea of a strong man.”

— Fran Lebowitz


“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

— Carl Sagan


Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

— H.L. Mencken
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Second inaugural address January, 1937

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 05:13 PM

Seriously??

https://www.forbes.c...n/#7e8187682e0d


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Topline: A TV news story on Japanese companies barring women from wearing eyeglasses while on the clock sparked a backlash, as Japanese women frustrated by the strict workplace dress codes took to Twitter to voice their displeasure.

According to the BBC, several Japanese outlets said companies have “banned” women from wearing eyeglasses and that they give a “cold impression” to female shop assistants.

Other reasons for the ban include safety for airline workers and being able to clearly see makeup for beauty industry workers.

Bloomberg reported, however, that men are allowed to wear glasses at work.

"Other reasons for the ban include safety for airline workers " Do they have women pilots?
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Posted 12 November 2019 - 10:38 AM

In NJ a Porsche landed in the 2nd story of a building. This is why you don't give a powerful sports car to a 22-yr old.

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Two people died Sunday in New Jersey after their speeding car lost control, launched off an embankment and flew into the second story of a building, police said.

The car, a red Porsche Boxster convertible, was "traveling at a high rate of speed" when it hit a median and eventually crash-landed into the second-story offices of Exit Realty Elite, Toms River Police said.

The car was driven by Braden DeMartin, 22, police said. DeMartin and his passenger, 23-year-old Daniel Foley -- both of Toms River -- were pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

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""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 06:29 PM

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Here are more details. Here is the Snopes piece noting that it's true.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 06:33 AM

View PostLFC, on 17 November 2019 - 06:29 PM, said:

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Here are more details. Here is the Snopes piece noting that it's true.
But did he look like Tom Cruise in costume?
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Posted 18 November 2019 - 08:52 AM

View Postpnwguy, on 18 November 2019 - 06:33 AM, said:

But did he look like Tom Cruise in costume?

And was he the first Scientologist? Enquiring minds need to know!
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 01:33 PM

I recently looked up how to spell a common slang term for being shortchanged. I had no idea of its bigoted origins.

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gypped

Used as a term to describe when one has received less than they paid for. Most people do not realize it's a racist term that stems from nomadic 'gypsies' who are stereotyped as thieving criminals.

"Man, look at your glass. You got gypped on the Coke."

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 02:17 PM

View PostLFC, on 20 November 2019 - 01:33 PM, said:

I recently looked up how to spell a common slang term for being shortchanged. I had no idea of its bigoted origins.

Yeah there is also "jewed down" which one of my now deceased relatives used to describe bargaining to the lowest price. Where I grew up bargaining was frowned upon except for cars and houses. It was disrespectful to try to bargain on anything else.

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 03:47 PM

We have "to welsh on a debt" (do you, in the USA?) With the rise of Welsh national consciousness, and of Plaid Cymru, in the last forty years, a public figure in the UK could get booted out these days for quoting this.

Oh, and this used to be a perfectly acceptable nursery rhyme in England over the same period:

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Taffy was a Welshman,
Taffy was a thief
Taffy came to my house
And stole a piece of beef

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 04:11 PM

Oh welsh! My brain heard that as welch so I didn't connect it with someone from Wales.

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 04:14 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 20 November 2019 - 04:11 PM, said:

Oh welsh! My brain heard that as welch so I didn't connect it with someone from Wales.

Both are used. Here's more than you probably ever wanted to know about the two words.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 04:33 PM

View PostLFC, on 20 November 2019 - 04:14 PM, said:

Both are used. Here's more than you probably ever wanted to know about the two words.

Hm.
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God is not dead. He was merely voted out of office.

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 06:21 PM

View PostRich T Bikkies, on 20 November 2019 - 04:33 PM, said:

Hm.

Don't be throwin' shade on my mad Google skills.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 07:47 PM

And Mr Bikkies never responded to this as well, Mr "I hate the Oxford Comma"

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— Fran Lebowitz


“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

— Carl Sagan


Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

— H.L. Mencken
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Second inaugural address January, 1937

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 02:51 AM

View PostAnBr, on 20 November 2019 - 07:47 PM, said:

And Mr Bikkies never responded to this as well, Mr "I hate the Oxford Comma"

If you insist. The Oxford comma is (very) occasionally needed to remove ambiguity. It is in general neither stylish nor useful.

It's called the Oxford Comma because it's hyped in the style book of the Oxford University Press. That inflames my prejudices because several other recommendations in there strike me as just difference for difference's sake.

I do recognise that I am in a religious war here, like the war against the split infinitive. And the war between Oxford and my alma mater, Cambridge.
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Posted 21 November 2019 - 10:25 AM

View PostRich T Bikkies, on 21 November 2019 - 02:51 AM, said:

I do recognise that I am in a religious war here, like the war against the split infinitive.

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View PostRich T Bikkies, on 21 November 2019 - 02:51 AM, said:

And the war between Oxford and my alma mater, Cambridge.

Aaaaaand the ugly truth comes out! If it had been called the Cambridge comma you would have been all in.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer





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